Whether you feel like an existing mental health problem has suddenly gotten worse or you are experiencing problems for the first time, you need to get help. Your immediate priority is to identify the best course of action to prevent feeling worse.
Samaritans provide a free 24 hour helpline. If you need someone to talk to, call Samaritans any time day or night and speak to someone right away. The person on the other end of the phone will listen without judgement and without telling you what to do. You can also email Samaritans and expect to have a response within 24 hours.
Calling NHS 111 is also free. You can explain your situation and how you are feeling. You may be directed to visit a hospital or contact your GP. You can contact your GP to arrange an emergency appointment or visit A&E. A mental health emergency is as serious as a medical emergency.
We have included links to other resources and support. Take a look at them and find the help that will support and reassure you.
NHS Mental Health Crisis
www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis-or-emergency/ - Helpline: 111
www.giveusashout.org - Text Shout to 85258
www.thecalmzone.net - Nationwide helpline: 0800 585 858